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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2022
Puzzle in Ukraine crisis: Where’s the U.S. ambassador?
Neither the Biden administration nor Ukraine's government is providing a clear explanation for a delay that career diplomats say would be baffling and inexcusable even in ordinary times
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2022
Japan urges its citizens to leave Ukraine immediately over crisis
The ministry raised its travel warning for Ukraine to the highest level, which urges all Japanese nationals to evacuate from the country and avoid traveling there 'regardless of purposes.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2022
Japan and U.S. share concern over Russia military buildup near Ukraine
The bilateral talks came after Russia launched military exercises in Belarus on Thursday, heightening tensions over a build-up of its troops along its border with Ukraine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 11, 2022
Putin faces insurgency nightmare if Ukraine is invaded
The Ukrainians suffered greatly and at the hands of Russians over the past century. They can and will fight, and the Western democracies can help.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 11, 2022
Armed nationalists in Ukraine pose a threat not just to Russia
Any resolution seems likely to force Kyiv to accept politically perilous concessions that could be destabilizing domestically.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 10, 2022
Finns don’t wish ‘Finlandization’ on Ukraine — or anyone
Invoked by some as a solution to the Ukraine standoff, the term reminds many of a time when smaller nations were mere pawns in a game they didn't control.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 9, 2022
Japan to send LNG to Europe amid Ukraine tensions
Following a request from the U.S., the government has said that it will offer surplus supplies to Europe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2022
How to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty
Putin's reasoning for opposing NATO's expansion reflects a continuation of the Cold War mindset; but that mindset remains active on both sides.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Feb 9, 2022
Europe calls for peace, but not at any price
More than a border dispute, the crisis poses the question of how European security will be assured for many years to come.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 9, 2022
Putin is operating on his own timetable, and it may be a long one
The best-case scenario may be a long and dangerous diplomatic slog toward a difficult settlement — a process that could consume Western resources and attention for many months.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 8, 2022
Putin warns the West and Ukraine, but keeps his intentions a mystery
The Russian leader is an avid geopolitical tactician, and talks Monday showcased his ability to force the West to pay attention to the Kremlin's long-standing grievances.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2022
U.S. urges Japan to consider sanctions on Russia if Ukraine invaded
Japan, however, has deferred its response to the U.S. request, fearing possible ramifications on bilateral issues with Russia, including a long-standing territorial dispute.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 6, 2022
Russian forces at 70% of level needed for full Ukraine invasion, U.S. officials say
In the event of an invasion, civilian casualties could range from 25,000 to 50,000, according to U.S. estimates.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 4, 2022
Russia’s likely invasion route
Portraying NATO as an aggressive threat has been useful propaganda for the Kremlin, even if what Russia mostly fears is NATO's defensive capabilities.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2022
Putin’s financial fortress blunts impact of threatened sanctions
U.S. President Joe Biden says planned sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine would have 'a devastating impact” on its economy, but economists say Russia is ready.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 4, 2022
U.S. exposes what it says is Russian effort to fabricate pretext for invasion
The plan involves staging and filming a fabricated attack by the Ukrainian military either on Russian territory or against Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2022
Japan considers sending natural gas to Europe in contingency over Ukraine
Japan is likely to seek coordination with other nations in supporting Europe, which heavily relies on natural gas supplies from Russia through pipelines.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 3, 2022
In clash with U.S. over Ukraine, Putin has a lifeline from China
China has expressed support for Putin's grievances against the U.S. and NATO, and joined Russia to try to block action on Ukraine at the U.N. Security Council.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2022
Russian aggression against Ukraine will violate international law
'The launch of a war of aggression is a crime that no political or economic situation can justify.'
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 3, 2022
Biden calls out Putin’s actions — but is he pushing Moscow to war?
The administration's goal is to expose Russia's plans at every turn, but that approach could also provoke Putin at a time when many believe he has not yet decided whether to invade Ukraine.

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